100% Whole Wheat Toasting Bread

Slightly modified from King Arthur Flour

1 1/4 cups (283g) lukewarm water
2 Tablespoons walnut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
3 1/2 cups (397g) White Whole Wheat Flour
2 Tablespoons ground flax
1 Tablespoon vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

To make bread in a bread machine: Put all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Program for whole wheat bread (if your machine has that setting, otherwise use the basic white bread setting), and press Start.

Remove the bread from the machine when it’s done. Either turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool; or turn it out of the pan, place it back in the machine (atop the structure that holds the pan), crack the lid open about 1″, and let it cool right in the cooling-down machine. This helps prevent the crust from wrinkling as the loaf cools.

To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Knead the dough until it’s smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise until doubled in volume, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Published in: on January 18, 2021 at 7:42 am  Leave a Comment  

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